“Hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.” — Joshua 23:8
We’re having a good summer at Crane Chapel. We sent eight kids to camp in June, and we put a fantastic float in the Fourth of July parade that drew an enthusiastic response all along the route. This month we look forward to having our booth at the Mower County Fair August 8-13 and holding Vacation Bible School August 14-18.
All of these things transform lives as people are drawn to know and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for supporting and participating in our unique ministry at Crane Chapel. We are grateful for all God is doing and all the people He’s using, including you.
James 3:2 reminds us, “We all stumble in many ways.” We know how true that is! But, thank God, we also know that God forgives and grants us grace. We never want to make excuses to sin, but we do need to be honest in admitting how easily we can slip into it.
One of God’s ways of helping us avoid sin and overcome it when we fail is by connecting us with others who seek to follow Jesus Christ. As we intentionally invest in assisting one another and sharing life together, we become stronger in faith and more consistent in obedience to Jesus Christ.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…” Hebrews 10:24-25.
I hope you enjoy the freedom summer brings and opportunities to be with family and friends, but keep cultivating your walk with God and your connection with fellow believers. Let’s honor Jesus Christ day by day!